Tag - Mahatma Gandhi

Viksit Bharat vs. Ramrajya


By Bal Ram Singh, PhD   India has embarked on a mission of becoming a developed nation by 2047 to celebrate its 100th independence day. On the other hand, India of Mahatma Gandhi’s dream was to bring out Ramrajya, a concept that is derived from the practices in the kingdom of Rama during the Treta yuga,...

Each of us have power to become messengers of equality, empathy, justice: HAF on 60th anniversar of March of Washington


On Saturday August 26th, Hindu American Foundation Executive Director Suhag Shukla spoke at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, representing the Hindu American community at the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington.       “In the Hindu tradition “Namaste” is not a mere greeting. It’s an ancient call to action to recognize our shared humanity and...

PM Modi in NYC


Praising yoga as “truly universal,”  Prime Minister Narendra Modi practiced it Wednesday with a multinational crowd at the United Nations, as he kicked off the public portion of his U.S. visit by calmly flexing India’s cultural reach. PM Modi paid tribute at the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in the north lawns of UN HQ This year’s version set...

Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston hosts memorial service


Mahatma Gandhi who spread the message of truth, non-violence, and global peace, died on January 30, 1948. Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston (EGMH) commemorated Shraddhanjali, a memorial service, on Saturday, February 11th at Unity of Houston to commemorate the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi for Truth and nonviolence.     Mahatma Gandhi said “I shall conquer untruth by...

Gandhi’s Eternality


Non-violence and Truth are inseparably tied to Gandhi and to his philosophy of life By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni I was with several relatives from our large joint family gathered to celebrate my cousin’s ninth birthday when our grandfather walked in and somberly announced, “We need to call this off. There is no celebration.” In the saddest tones...

Krishna Vavilala honored with MLK Grande Parade Special Award


Houston: Indian-American Krishna Vavilala has been honored with MLK Grande Parade Special Award for his contributions towards connecting the Indian community with mainstream America as the US celebrated the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. King, a champion of civil rights for Blacks, was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Vavilala,...

India as G-20 Chair: A Host of the Hope


By Dr Nanditesh Nilay As the year winds down with the incidents of the pandemic, war, global warming, pollution,  poverty, and hunger, the new year prepares us for a few Socratic questions and the moments of self-reflection. We all have to ask fundamental questions to ourselves. The planet earth is as mine as that of others....

Hindu Heritage Month recognized across US cities in 2022


New York: For the past nine years, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has led efforts in California and elsewhere to recognize October as Hindu American Awareness and Appreciation Month, part of the global Hindu Heritage Month campaign. October is significant because it is the birth month of Mahatma Gandhi, as well as when major Hindu holidays such...

Museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi’s life opens in Atlantic City


A museum dedicated to the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi has opened in Atlantic City.  The museum, which was officially opened this past weekend, features interactive multimedia screens and artifacts that allow visitors to follow the events of the apostle of peace's life.  Renowned members of the Indian American community including Randhir Jaiswal, India's Consul...